|A Christmas Carol - J. Searle Dawley|
Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010.
Keywords: 1910; Silent; Charles Dickens; Christmas; A Christmas Carol; Charles Ogle
Downloads: 45,872 (10 reviews)
|The Wizard Of Oz 1925 - Larry Semon|
Larry Semon's 1925 film of The Wizard Of Oz. Features Oliver Hardy.
Keywords: Larry Semon; Oliver Hardy
Downloads: 16,331 (1 review)
|Tom and Jerry: Wot A Night - Van Bueren Studios|
Original 1931 Tom and Jerry cartoon from Van Bueren Studios
Keywords: Tom and Jerry; Van Bueren Studios; Black and White; Cartoons
|The Three Stooges Collection|
Collection of Three Stooges related film and television appearances in the public domain. SHORTS Disorder in the Court (1936) Sing A Song Of Six Pants (1947) Brideless Groom (1947) Malice in the Palace (1949) FEATURE Swing Parade (1946) TELEVISION APPEARANCES Jerks of All Trades (1949 Pilot) Ed Wynn Show (1950 Full Show) Steve Allen (1959 Clips) Danny Thomas (1965 Clips) TRAILERS Around the World in a Daze (1963) Gold Raiders (1951) Have Rocket Will Travel (1959) Snow White and The Three Stooges...
Keywords: Three Stooges; comedy
Downloads: 41,423 (1 review)
|The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler|
Westbrook Van Vorhees narrates this 1958 television documentary about the nazi regime.
Keywords: World War II; WWII Programs; Germany; Hitler; Nazi Party; NSDAP
Downloads: 26,788 (1 review)
|The House I Live In - Mervyn LeRoy and Frank Ross|
Frank Sinatra teaches some young boys a lesson about tolerance.
Keywords: Frank Sinatra; Mervyn Le Roy; Frank Ross; Albert Maltz; The House I Live In
Downloads: 89,124 (7 reviews)
|Alice in Wonderland - Cecil Hepworth|
Cecil Hepworth's 1903 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
Keywords: Alice in Wonderland; Cecil Hepworth; Nitrate Film; 1903
Downloads: 28,053 (2 reviews)
|The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - William Selig|
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the mus...
Keywords: Wizard of Oz; 1910; L Frank Baum; Silent
Downloads: 81,404 (9 reviews)
|The Eruption of Mt St Helens|
documentary about the eruption of Mt St Helens
Keywords: Mt St Helens; Volcano; eruption; science; study; evacuation; civil defense; proceedure
Downloads: 48,349 (3 reviews)
|The Sheik - Jesse L Lasky|
Legendary Valentino picture. Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture. Visit the IMDB page here.
Keywords: Rudolph Valentino; Adventure; Romance; The Sheik; Paramount; Jesse Lasky; Silent Films
Downloads: 40,899 (4 reviews)
|Cat-Women of the Moon - Al Zimbalist|
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright owner to lodge a copyr...
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Cat-Women; Sonny Tufts; B-Grade; Elmer Bernstein
Downloads: 57,720 (29 reviews)
|Silent Night, Bloody Night (WideScreen/Uncut) - Theodore Gershuny|
Original theatrical release version of this gory 70s horror classic featuring a number of well known screen actors in the cast. 16:9 enhanced widescreen.Copyright Status:Incomplete copyright notice. Never registered for copyright.
Keywords: Horror; asylum; inmates; lunatics; doctors; ghost; murder; classic; John Carradine; Cannon Films; Lloyd Kaufman; Patrick O'Neal; Mary Woronov
|The Great Train Robbery - Edwin S Porter|
Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences...
Keywords: 1903; Silent; Thomas Edison; Edwin S Porter; Great Train Robbery; pdmovies
Downloads: 37,244 (1 review)
|The Torch - Emilio Fernandez|
Paulette Goddard and Pedro Armendariz star in this story about a revolutionary who takes over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to argue about whether to resist him or join him. This is a Spanish print of a US/Mexican Co-production. The dialogue is in English the titles and subtitles are in Spanish.
Keywords: Feature Films; Paulette Goddard; Pedro Armendariz; Spanish Subtitles; Mexico
|Jail Bait - Edward D Wood Jr|
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983.
Keywords: Edward D Wood Jr; Mystery; Crime Thriller; Steve Reeves; Delores Fuller; Lyle Talbot; Ed Wood
Downloads: 40,089 (14 reviews)
|The Nativity (Westinghouse Studio One) - Fletcher Markle|
Live teleplay from CBS's "Studio One" program. Season 5 Episode 13 (22 December 1952) Features original Westinghouse promotions presented by Betty Furness.
Keywords: Christmas; Studio One; Live Teleplay
Downloads: 5,166 (2 reviews)
|Fog Island - Terry Morse|
Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons...
Keywords: Mystery; Thriller; PRC; George Zucco; Lionel Atwill
Downloads: 33,295 (9 reviews)
|Night Of The Living Dead - Russell Streiner; Karl Hardman|
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg...
Keywords: horror; zombie; low budget; independent
Downloads: 22,407 (2 reviews)
|Short Tracks Silents 2013 - The Video Cellar|
Silent shorts for the Short Track competition 2013 at the OZU film festival. AMBROSE'S LOFTY PERCH (1915, Keystone Film Co, Dir: Walter Wright) Starring: Mack Swain King Ambrose has chosen a Queen from the women of his court. But once they are married the King has competion for his Queen's affections from her former boyfriend, Robin. BY THE SUN'S RAYS (1914, Universal Film Manufacturing Co, Dir: Charles Giblyn) Starring: Lon Chaney, Murdoch MacQuarrie, Agnes Vernon In this early western, an empl...
|Colgate Comedy Hour - Abbott and Costello and Company - Fred Hamilton|
This is the 7 January 1951 Episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello. IMDB page here.
Keywords: Classic TV; Variety; Colgate Comedy Hour; Bud Abbott; Lou Costello
Downloads: 21,765 (4 reviews)
|The Cheat - Cecil B Demille|
1915 silent film directed by Cecil B Demille starring Fannie Ward. This film was selected for preservation in America's "National Film Registry".A desperate socialite turns to a Burnese Ivory trader after she is almost found out for embezzling funds from her charity.
Keywords: crime; silent film; feature film; fannie ward; cecil b demille; jesse lasky; paramount pictures; socialite; charity; embezzlement; theft; caught; desperate; silent film; feature film; paramount pictures; cecil b demille; fannie ward
|Captain Z-ro - Roy Steffens|
Captain Z-ro (starring and created by Roy Steffens) was a children's television space opera featuring the eponimous time traveller and his companion, Jet (Bruce Haynes), visiting many key figures from the past.Copyright Status:All episodes were registered as published films in 1955 and 1956. In order for the copyrights in these films to continue to operate, renewals needed to be lodged in the relevant calendar years 1983 and 1984...
Keywords: space opera; science fiction; television; classic tv; children's TV; Captain Z-ro; heroes; time travel; companionse
Downloads: 2,217 (1 review)
|The Ghoul - T Hayes Hunter|
The Ghoul is a 1933 British Horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger and Ralph Richardson, whose debut film this was. The plot centres around a Professor (Karloff) who is to be buried with an Egyptian jewel in order to attain eternal life. When the jewel is stolen by his servant, the professor rises from the dead to reclaim it. The film, based on the play and novel by Dr...
Keywords: Horror; Egypt; Mummy; Boris Karloff; Cedric Hardwicke; Ralph Richardson; Lost Film
Downloads: 129,372 (12 reviews)
|In The Year 2889 - Larry Buchanan|
IN THE YEAR 2889 Starring: PAUL PETERSON AND QUINN O'HARE A group of post A-war survivors gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers.
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Aliens; Larry Buchanan; Post - Apocalyptic
Downloads: 39,757 (8 reviews)
|The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|
Rudolph Valentino Stars in this epic set during the First World War.
Keywords: Valentino; WWI; Epic; MGM; Silent
Downloads: 12,515 (7 reviews)
|Rin Tin Tin THE LIGHTNING WARRIOR - Ben Kline|
1931 Serial featuring Rin Tin Tin. Variable video quality from a video master. Also stars Frankie Darro.Chapter TitlesDrums of DoomThe Wolf ManEmpty SaddlesFlaming ArrowsThe Invisible EnemyThe Fatal NameThe Ordeal of FireThe Man Who KnewTraitor's HourSecret of the CaveRed ShadowsPainted Faces
Keywords: Rin Tin Tin; dog; german shepard; war hero; action; serial; mascot; Farnkie Darro
|"The Three Stooges" Failed Pilot - Moe Howard|
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp
Keywords: Classic TV; The Three Stooges; Larry Fine; Moe Howard; Shemp Howard; Failed Pilot; Kinoscope
Downloads: 35,479 (9 reviews)
|Embryo - Sandy Howard|
1970s retelling of the Frankenstein story with Rock Hudson as the scientist and Barbara Carrera as the 'creature' he grows from Embryo to Woman in four and a half weeks. Also stars Roddy McDowall, Diane Ladd and Dr Joyce Brothers. This movie was reissued in the 1980s a "Created to Kill". Public domain due to the omission of a required copyright notice. Sourced from a 30 year old Betamax tape.
Keywords: Sci-Fi; horror; Rock Hudson; Diane Ladd; Barbara Carrera; Roddy McDowell; Dr Joyce Brothers; Frankenstein; Genetics; pdmovies
Downloads: 33,569 (11 reviews)
|Warner Brothers "Break Downs" and "Blow Ups" 1936-1947 - The Warner Club|
These are most of the surviving Blooper reels produced by The Warner Club an organisation comprising Warner Bros Stars and Crew. These reels were produced most years and shown at their annual dinner to poke fun at the mistakes that had been made during that year's productions. Some of the people who appear Eddie Acuff, Eddie Albert, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, George Brent, Sheila Bromley, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Gary Cooper, Bette Davis,...
Keywords: Bloopers; Gag Reel; Warner Bros; Stars
Downloads: 30,191 (11 reviews)
|Manfish - W Lee Wilder|
Lon Chaney. Victor Jory and John Bromfield star in this nautically set variation on the Poe stories The Tell-Tale Heart and The Gold Bug. Three fishermen go in search of a treasure and it leads to murder.
Keywords: Manfish; AAP; Lon Chaney Jr; Victor Jory; John Bromfield; Edgar Allan Poe; Murder; Guilt; Revenge; Mystery; Action; Sea; Boat
Downloads: 2,964 (2 reviews)
|Topper - Henrietta Sells The House|
Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; Topper; Thorne Smith; Leo Carrol; Robert Sterling; Anne Jeffries; Ghosts; Comedy
Downloads: 11,153 (5 reviews)
|The Sinking of the Lusitania - Winsor McCay|
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production...
Keywords: Lusitantia; Winsor McCay; Animation; History; World War I; Propaganda
Downloads: 36,314 (6 reviews)
|A Shot in The Dark - George R Batcheller|
The infallible detective meets the perfect crime! A group of people gathered in an old mansion are being systematically murdered by a hooded killer. Another Chesterfield classic with Charles Starrett
Keywords: Chesterfield Pictures; Charles Starrett; Charles Lamont; B Picture
Downloads: 18,582 (3 reviews)
|Sherlock Holmes - The Man Who Disappeared (Failed Pilot) - Rudolph Cartier|
Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip".
Keywords: Classic TV; Sherlock Holmes; Failed Pilots; John Longdon
Downloads: 20,320 (6 reviews)
|Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal) - Julius Hagen|
This rare Sherlock Holmes film was released at the same time as the Raymond Massey picture "The Speckled Band". The story is partly based on two Conan Doyle short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House". Sceptical about the potential success of the film, the producers sold the rights to the film to "First Division Pictures" for 800 pounds. The film was released in July 1931 under the title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour"...
Keywords: Feature Films; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Wontner; Ian Fleming; The Sleeping Cardinal
Downloads: 17,294 (7 reviews)
|Satan's Harvest - George Montgomery|
This tells the story of an American private detective who inherits a large estate in South Africa. When he arrives he finds himself a hunted man. He discovers that his land is being used as a plantation for international drug smugglers. This TV schedule filler was shot in South Africa by 20th Century Fox's South African studio, Killarney Studios. The film was written and directed by George Montgomery but the screen credits an alias, Douglas K Stone...
Keywords: Drugs; Smuggling; Assassination; organised crime; South Africa; Tippi Hedren; George Montgomery
Downloads: 13,175 (3 reviews)
|Rin Tin Tin THE LONE DEFENDER - Richard Thorpe|
1930 Serial featuring Rin Tin Tin. Variable video quality from a video master. Directed by Richard Thorpe.Episode Titles:1. The Mystery of the Desert2. The Fugitive3. Jaws of Peril4. Trapped5. Circle of Death6. Surrounded by Law7. The Ghost Speaks8. The Brink of Destruction9. The Avalanche10.Fury of the Desert11.Cornered12.Vindicated!
Keywords: Rin Tin Tin; dog; german shepard; war hero; action; serial; mascot
|The Adventures of Ellery Queen - The Hanging Acrobat - DuMont Network - Irving and Norman Pincus|
This is an episode of the DuMont Network's "The Adventures of Ellery Queen" (1950-54). This ran on the DuMont Network before moving to the ABC. The series was also shown in Australia, where it played on Channel 2 on Thursdays at 9pm throughout 1957. The actor who plays Ellery, Richard Hart, died part way through the series and was replaced by Lee Bowman. About 50 episodes were made over its two runs but only a small amount survive...
Keywords: Classic TV; Ellery Queen; Dumont; Mystery; Richard Hart
Downloads: 16,611 (8 reviews)
|Scream In The Night - Astor Pictures|
In this crime thriller, Chaney plays a colonial police officer who infiltrates a criminal gang in order to find stolen jewels.
Keywords: Lon Chaney Jr; B Movie; Black and White; Poverty Row
|Arthur Conan Doyle - Fox Film Corporation|
A 1927 Fox newsreal interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism.
Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Spiritualism
Downloads: 17,726 (6 reviews)
|Marvellous Melbourne - Charles Cozens Spencer|
Full Title: Marvellous Melbourne - Queen City of the South An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910. The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: "Captain Starlight" (Robbery Under Arms), "Captain Midgnight - The Bush King", "The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger", "Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush" (Mad Dog Morgan)...
Keywords: Documentaries; Australia; Melbourne
|PSYCHO - Featurette - Alfred Hitchcock|
Alfred Hitchcock presents a featurette about PSYCHO
Keywords: Feature Films; Featurettes; Film Marketing; Universal Pictures; Alfred Hitchcock
Downloads: 7,933 (2 reviews)
|Sherlock Holmes Trailers - Roy William Neill|
A collection of theatrical trailers for the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce "Sherlock Holmes" films.
Keywords: Trailer; Sherlock Holmes; Basil Rathbone; Nigel Bruce
|Cobra - Rudolph Valentino|
In this later film, Rudolph Valentino plays a poor Italian noble man. He takes a job in New York and falls in love.
Keywords: Valentino; silent; feature
Downloads: 12,152 (4 reviews)
|The Eye Creatures - Larry Buchanan|
The Eye Creatures (also known as Attack of the Eye Creatures, or Attack of the the Eye Creatures from a production error) is a 1965 science-fiction film about an invasion of an unnamed American countryside by a flying saucer and its silent, shambling alien occupants. While the military ineptly attempts to stop the invasion, a group of young people, whose reports to the local police are dismissed as pranks or wild imagination, struggle to defend themselves against the menacing monsters...
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Aliens; Larry Buchanan
Downloads: 29,896 (8 reviews)
|Burke's Law - Aaron Spelling|
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963.
Keywords: Classic TV; Gene Barry; Burke's Law; Millionare Detective
Downloads: 21,486 (3 reviews)
|Alfred Hitchcock Trailer Collection - Alfred Hitchcock|
A collection of Alfred Hitchcock Trailers/Featurettes.
Keywords: Feature Films; Trailers; Alfred Hitchcock
|The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Marshall Grant and Stanley Rubin|
Originally created as a pilot for a series of Holmes films this became a one off episode for the Lucky Strike sponsored "Your Show Time" series. It was originally aired on 25 March 1949 (Season 1 Episode 10)
Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Speckled Band; Alan Napier; Melville Cooper; Alan Shields; Your Show Time; Classic TV
Downloads: 14,748 (6 reviews)
|Stamp Day For Superman - Thomas Carr|
The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.
Keywords: Classic TV; Superman; George Reeves; Public Service Announcement; US Treasury
Downloads: 18,188 (9 reviews)
|Green Eyes - George R Batcheller|
A charming Chesterfield mystery starring 1930s/40s hero Charles Starrett. The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder. Encoded for IPOD from a VHS master.
Keywords: Chesterfield Pictures; Charles Starrett; Richard Thorpe; B Picture
Downloads: 11,624 (4 reviews)